An implant is the ideal replacement for a single missing tooth. The implant, which is composed of titanium, is placed and within 6-8 weeks is completely integrated within the structure of the bone. This makes it possible to attach a crown to a supporting structure that is similar to that of the natural teeth, giving the most durable restoration possible. In addition the implant will prevent bone loss in the area of the missing tooth, preserving the natural architecture of the mouth.
Implants are also used to replace multiple teeth. The procedure is similar, although in this case, rather than attaching a single crown, the implant (or implants) serves as a base to which we attach either multiple crowns, a bridge, or a removable denture.